Georgia Center for Opportunity
Georgia Center Opportunity is home of the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, which supports individuals returning to the community. The Prisoner Reentry Initiative was developed in response to data that shows 2/3s of individuals released into Georgia communities are rearrested within three years of release, often because individuals lack the basic supports necessary to survive in the community. This initiative compiles data around incarceration and recidivism rates, as well as information about available social services organizations centered on reintegration, to inform policy initiatives and justice reform advocacy. Georgia Center for Opportunity has used the information gathered to publish reports and actively advocate for evidence based solutions developed to lower recidivism rates in the community. Their mission is to help ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals have the best chance at a successful return to the community. They also help to facilitate increased access to employment opportunities, foster family reunification and ensure that individuals understand the support programs available to them.